Last weekend I set out on a quest to make my October dreams come true. I set out to have an autumnal and spook-tastic mini-adventure. I was thinking jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, bats, creepy artwork and more. That’s kind of what I got, but also not.
If you read my Autumn Bucket List, then you know that one of my goals for this season is to do some DIY pumpkin seed roasting. I already had plans to go grocery shopping on Saturday and thought that this was the perfect opportunity to buy a pumpkin. Boy was I wrong! My local Kroger’s pumpkin selection was weak-sauce! This being said, I won’t be held back! Tune in later, y’all, because my pumpkin hunt will continue!
This is where things get really tragic. A week or two ago, I saw an ad on Facebook for this Halloween pop-up shop. They really played into my middle school gothic dreams – creepy housewares and dark home decor! I was sold! It sounded like HomeGoods for lovers of dark stuff and the occult! I was ready for my Etsy wishlist to come to life!
Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. Everything was kind of like a cute and modern take on spooky, which is fine, but not what I was expecting. On the bright side, they did have some Halloween themed cupcakes, though I didn’t eat them, because I’m scared of food that looks like something other than what it is.
After the disappointment of Monster Market, I needed a little bit of a pick-me-up so I headed over to Area 51 Ice Cream for a treat that was out of this world. Maybe I didn’t get the monster vibes I wanted, but I figured some subtle alien vibes could be the next best thing.
I wanted to try out their Chai Tea flavored ice cream, but they were out of it. Instead, I tried out a Bourbon Butter Pecan and quickly remembered that I hate the flavor of bourbon! I ultimate I decided to commit to my tried and true flavor: cookies and cream. I love how their base ice cream isn’t just plain vanilla and they use huge chunks of oreo in their mix!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This was the point where I tried to really revive the Halloween-y elements that I wanted. I will be 100% honest. I am not the biggest fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I think it’s kind of overrated and I prefer The Corpse Bride, but this was the movie available on Hulu, so I gave it a watch. This being said, I love a good musical and I love that it isn’t super long! Ultimately, it was a great way to end my (failed) spooky weekend!
How was your weekend?
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Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!